*The Eagles confirmed Friday that they are aware of a police investigation into wide receiver Nelson Agholor, who reportedly has been accused of sexually assaulting a dancer at a Philadelphia strip club.
The Philadelphia Police Department did not name Agholor as a suspect but announced that the alleged assault took place Thursday afternoon at Cheerleaders Gentlemen’s Club in South Philadelphia, reports ESPN. Police said in a statement that an allegation was made “regarding a sexual assault and a member of the Philadelphia Eagles organization.”
Philadelphia magazine was the first to identify Agholor as the Eagles player under investigation.
“We are aware of the police investigation involving Nelson Agholor,” Derek Boyko, a spokesman for the Eagles, said in a statement. “The organization has been in contact with Nelson and with the proper authorities in Philadelphia. Because of the legal nature of this matter, we will have no further comment.”
Agholor has not been charged with a crime. Attorney Fortunato Perri Jr., who is representing Agholor, said, “Nelson has not been involved in any criminal conduct whatsoever,” and would not discuss the allegations against him.
Sources told Philadelphia magazine that at least two other Eagles players were with Agholor at the club, which is located near the team’s NovaCare Complex. The Eagles finished the final practice of their June minicamp Thursday.